My perfect day goes something like this:
It is morning, and the sun is shining in through the window. I wake up slowly and gradually, because today the kids have been really thoughtful and are playing quietly together. Looking out of the window I see this:
Then I roll over and sleepily chat to my hubby, and after a short time, we get out of bed to make breakfast for everyone.
Today, it’s pancakes and coffee. Yum.
After breakfast, it’s time for the kids to do their schoolwork. My hubby does the first two hours with them, and I head off with my coffee and laptop to do a couple of hours’ work on the book I am writing. I get about 3000 words done, and read it over with a sense of satisfaction.
Hubby and I swap places, and he goes off to do a couple of hours’ work for his business, and after a tea break the kids and I do the last bits and pieces of their studies.
Then after a leisurely lunch, we head to the beach for the afternoon. It is a perfect 30 degrees centigrade, and the water is clear and warm.
Some of the kids settle down under a tree with a book, one lies in a hammock. Others are playing in the sand. We decide to snorkel for a while, and manage to get some great underwater photos of the colourful fish which are swimming all around us. Someone even spots a turtle under the water.
Eventually I decide to stop swimming, and relax on the warm beach to read a book which arrived yesterday. At around 4pm, we walk to the house we are staying in for the next few months. I shower, and hubby starts the BBQ, in anticipation of our friends who are coming over for dinner tonight.
When they arrive, we sit out on the deck and chat, eat and drink, and at some point the kids go to bed, before our friends eventually head home.
I am so grateful for this life. We earn enough to be able to go somewhere new, and experience different places and cultures anytime we want to. Our kids are learning so much more than just their academic schoolwork, and we are able to run our business from anywhere in the world.
It’s absolutely perfect.
What a life!
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 3